From 10.00 p.m., Sundays, 8 May 2016
Onchi Hajime works for the national airline. He assumes the position of labour union leader despite his reluctance because of his senior’s plan. Seeking to improve the poor working conditions which can cause fatal accidents, Onchi and his deputy Gyoten Shiro have intense confrontations at negotiations with the airline’s management led by director Domoto Shinsuke. Onchi considers air safety the highest priority and is honest to a fault at times. He gets ostracised by management and relegated to a remote place overseas while the pragmatic Gyoten distances himself. Gyoten ingratiates himself with the leadership and moves up in pursuit of his own ideal company. Not long after that, a large passenger aircraft crashes in an unprecedented tragedy for the national airline which has neglected air safety. Returning to Japan, Onchi is put in charge of the bereaved families and engages them sincerely. Meanwhile, the Japanese government demands that Kunimi Masayuki of a cotton spinning business, become the airline’s new chairman in order to rebuild the company. Kunimi sends for Onchi and makes him conduct an inquiry into the improprieties rampant in the organisation as the manager of the chairman’s office. Onchi works on rehabilitating the airline after its fall from grace, but finds Gyoten, who has climbed to the position managing director, standing in his way … …
Kamikawa Takaya as Onchi Hajime
Chairman of the labour union and a staff of the national airline’s budget office. He seeks to improve the working environment for the purpose of air safety and opposes the management. He gets relegated to a remote place overseas. He has a strong sense of responsibility and is honest to a fault sometimes.
Watabe Atsuro as Gyoten Shiro
Deputy chairman of the labour union and a staff of the national airline’s sales department. He has been friends with Onchi Hajime since university and they fight together in the labour union too. However, he breaks away from Onchi in exchange for career advancement. He is pragmatic and ambitious.
Natsukawa Yui as Onchi Ritsuko
Onchi Hajime’s wife and mother of their two children. She devotedly supports her husband.
Dan Rei as Mitsui Miki
A cabin attendant of the national airline. She joins Onchi Hajime and Gyoten Shiro in union activities.
Itao Itsuji as Hachiuma Tadatsugu
The head of the labour division and former chairman of the national airline’s labour union. He is the one who pushed Onchi Hajime to be the next chairman.
Koizumi Kotaro as Sawaizumi Masao
A member of the national airline’s labour union. He respects Onchi Hajime and Gyoten Shiro.
Wakamura Mayumi as Gyoten Reiko
Gyoten Shiro’s wife. A former cabin attendant. She hopes her husband’s career success.
Furuya Ikko as Hiyama Mamoru
The company president of the national airline. He opposes Onchi Hajime and Gyoten Shiro who are on the side of the labour union at the negotiations between the union and management.
Kunimura Jun as Domoto Shinsuke
The director in charge of labour at the national airline. He is put in charge of the negotiations between the union and management by the company president Hiyama Mamoru.
Komoto Masahiro as Shikata Shinichiro
A staff of the national airline’s aviation technology department. He is concerned about current aviation conditions which neglect safety.
Hasegawa Tomoharu as Sakurai Hitoshi
The chief secretary of the national airline’s labour union. A calm and steady person, he is a good support to Onchi Hajime.
Tajima Reiko as Onchi Masae
Onchi Hajime’s mother. She brought up two children single-handedly. She lives with her son’s family.
Maekawa Yoichi (Gunshi Kanbei, Lady Joker, Marks no Yama)
Shizumanu Taiyo by Yamasaki Toyoko
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